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You guys – I have fallen in love with overnight oats. I prep a bunch at a time and eat them every morning after I workout.  They’re so good!  I’ve been sharing pics on my Instagram stories and people keep messaging me for the recipe, so here you go…

First, let me back up a minute and tell you how they work if you’ve never made overnight oats before: All you have to do is mix oats with milk and yogurt and let them sit in the refrigerator overnight. (More info about what I use to make them gluten-free and dairy-free later.) I’ve actually tried skipping the “overnight” step and eating them right after mixing, but the texture is much more “raw.”  Not nearly as good.

What’s so great about this overnight oats recipe?

  • The texture is crunchy. I’m the type of person who ALWAYS puts toppings on my oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream, etc. After these oats sit overnight they’re creamy, but not too creamy.  This is a big one for me.
  • They’re healthy. I make a special trip to Whole Foods to buy all of the ingredients and it’s worth it.  They’re so delicious and don’t require any extra added sugar.
  • They’re super easy to make ahead of time. I can prep four servings in less than 10 minutes and be set for the week. Yay!

Like I said, I eat these after I workout, so I eat something small when I wake up (like a Clif Bar and coffee) and then workout.  When I get home, I fill up on these oats and a big glass of water.  This recipe yields a large serving that keeps me full until lunch and cuts out a lot of my unhealthy snacking.   Amazing, right?


Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Overnight Oats Recipe

  • Author: Kelly McNelis


This recipe is for one large serving of overnight oats. You can make several at a time and store them in the refrigerator for up to five days.  I buy 24 oz containers of yogurt so I make four at a time.


  • 6 oz yogurt (I use Forager cashew yogurt – vanilla flavor)
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill brand)
  • 1/4 cup milk (I use flax milk with protein – Good Karma brand)
  • 1 tablespoon roasted unsalted pepitas (for crunch)
  • 1 tablespoon raw sliced almonds (for crunch)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds (for fiber, protein, and other magical healthy stuff)
  • 1/4 pint of blueberries
  • 1 scoop natural peanut butter (for extra protein; optional)


  1. Mix yogurt, oats, and milk to desired consistency. (See my photos for how I like it.)
  2. Add pepitas, sliced almonds, and chia seeds and mix.
  3. Top with blueberries and peanut butter (optional) or whatever else you like.

Thoughts or questions?  Leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can. I’d love to hear from you. xoxo, Kelly

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Alysia Duran
5 years ago

“I have fallen in love with overnight oats” same here. Thanks for awesome sharing. I’ll try it must.

5 years ago

Is this recipe for 1 serving I’m guessing? And you mix all the ingredients at once? I need more make ahead breakfasts in my life, and this one looks delicious!

Amily Watson
5 years ago
Reply to  Marcy

That is a very interesting question! Does anyone can give us an answer?

Misty Coykendall
Misty Coykendall
5 years ago
Reply to  Amily Watson

It says one large serving and mix everything but peanut butter and berries. Add them right before you eat

5 years ago

Hey, Can I ask what size of containers you used for the above picture. I was going to use 12oz, but wondering if it will overflow.. Thanks so much!!!

5 years ago

Does this cook or just sit in the fridge all night?

Misty Coykendall
Misty Coykendall
5 years ago
Reply to  Sandi

This just sits in fridge overnight.

5 years ago

If you prep for 4 days aren’t they really mushy by the 4th day?

5 years ago

I have been eating this Oat every morning for a month and feeling myself great! Somehow it gives me more energy and a positive mood. Thanks a lot=)!